Growing Zones 3 to 9
Page Number 84
Flowering Season Early Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Fragrant n
Attracts Butterflies y
Attracts Hummingbirds y
Size Shipped Seeds or potted plant
Height 1.5 ft to 3 ft
Flowering Yes
Spacing 1.25 ft to 1.5 ft
Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Subspecies Orange Butterfly
Common Name Butterfly Weed, Orange (Asclepias)

Butterfly Weed, Orange (Asclepias)

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2017 Perennial Plant of the Year Butterflies are attracted to the fragrant nectar of this rugged, sun-loving native perennial. Clusters of orange star-shaped flowers are produced in July and August. Bushy plants vary in height from 18 inches to 36 inches. They are slow to appear in spring, so mark them well. Tolerates poor, sandy soil. Orange flowers. Full sun.


Growing Zone: 3 to 9

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Own Root

Height: 1.5 ft to 3 ft

State Restrictions

AK;HI

Growing Zones 3 to 9
Page Number 84
Flowering Season Early Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Fragrant n
Attracts Butterflies y
Attracts Hummingbirds y
Size Shipped Seeds or potted plant
Height 1.5 ft to 3 ft
Flowering Yes
Spacing 1.25 ft to 1.5 ft
Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Subspecies Orange Butterfly
Common Name Butterfly Weed, Orange (Asclepias)